India’s security agencies have demanded that Russia grant access to an Uzbek man who was arrested in Russia for carrying out a suicide attack on the ruling party leadership over ‘insulting’ statements.
According to the Indian newspaper Hindustan Times, Indian security agencies have officially contacted Russian agencies.
In April 2022, the Russian intelligence agency Federal Security Service arrested a man named Mashrakun Azamov, who had recently joined an extremist group that planned to target the leadership of India’s ruling party. had been
According to the report, the Uzbek citizen told after his arrest that he traveled through Russia to go to India, while the explosives and other equipment to hit the targets were to be provided by ‘some people in India.
The Indian agency has also asked Russia to provide information about the Uzbek citizen’s mention of an organization operating locally in India, which was supposed to supply explosives, while 30-year-old Azamov. Also requested to provide an interrogation report. Security is tight in India after ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nupur Sharma made an insulting statement, which was later suspended by the BJP.
Apart from Russia, the Indian agencies are also in touch with the intelligence agencies of Uzbekistan and are getting information about the citizen.
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